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March 10, 1986 | Volume 64, Issue 10

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated March 10, 1986

March 10, 1986 | Demmie Stathoplos
Snow Chief, partly owned by a former vaudevillian, won the Florida Derby to become the favorite for the Roses

March 10, 1986 | Barry McDermott
Banned from the PGA Tour, Seve Ballesteros last week lent major presence to the fledgling TPA

March 10, 1986 | Jaime Diaz

March 10, 1986 | Alexander Wolff

March 10, 1986 | John Underwood
Betting on football, basketball and baseball has become a huge nationwide business. Massive television exposure and the look-the-other-way attitude of league and club executives have helped...

March 10, 1986 | John Underwood
Title 18 USC, Section 224 Bribery in Sporting Contests

March 10, 1986 | Robert H. Boyle
Charles K. McNeil began his working life in 1926 as a math teacher in a prep school in Connecticut, but he later took up gambling as a full-time pursuit, and before he died in 1981, he had become...

March 10, 1986 | Donald J. Barr
Sports gambling is like air; it is all over the place, but getting a handle on it isn't easy. In seeking to come to grips with the subject for the special report that begins on page 30, senior...

March 10, 1986 | Jeremiah Tax
Soon after you start to read David Falkner's new book about spring training (The Short Season, Times Books, $16.95), you may be tempted to say to yourself, "The sophomore jinx strikes again!"...

March 10, 1986 | Robert H. Boyle
There is definitely a Jekyll-and-Hyde quality to the life of Dr. Ivan Mindlin of Las Vegas. Publicly, he is a gentle fellow with an intellectual air, a highly respected former orthopedic surgeon...

March 10, 1986 | Pat Putnam
Those who defend gambling don't deny that it can be, in some cases, harmful to the wagerer and to society at large. But they argue that the ill effects aren't inevitable. They further contend that...

March 10, 1986 | Douglas S. Looney

March 10, 1986 | Morin Bishop
A new instructional videotape deserves attention because it features Bob Knight, Indiana's basketball coach. Those who buy it (Television Enterprise Network, $19.95) hoping to master the art of...

March 10, 1986 | Clive Gammon

March 10, 1986 | Edited by Craig Neff and Robert Sullivan

March 10, 1986 | Edited by Craig Neff and Robert Sullivan
•Wayne Gretzky on fighting: "Sometimes people ask, 'Are hockey fights for real?' I say, 'If they weren't, I'd get in more of them.' "

March 10, 1986 | Armen Keteyian

March 10, 1986 | Sam Toperoff

March 10, 1986 | William Taaffe
Dave Gavitt of the Big East has the networks eating out of his hand

March 10, 1986 | Roger Jackson
Jacksonville won its first Sun Belt Conference tournament since 1979

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DELL CURRY: Virginia Tech's 6'5" senior guard scored 74 points, sinking 31 of 43 attempts from the field, and had 15 rebounds and 10 steals in the Hokies' victories over Cincinnati and Florida State.

March 10, 1986 | Charles Paikert
As any fan watching, say, a mid-March game between the Sacramento Kings and the Indiana Pacers can attest, the National Basketball Association games are not always models of perfection. Nor was...

March 10, 1986 | Compiled by JAMES E. REYNOLDS
PRO BASKETBALL—Boston won four times and increased its Atlantic Division lead over Philadelphia to nine games. In a 91-74 win over New York's Knicks, Larry Bird completed his fifth triple-double...

March 10, 1986
DIANNA VOGELDENVILLE, N.J.Dianna, a junior at Morris Knolls High, bettered a national high school record with a 1:15.06 in the 100-meter breast-stroke at a meet in Morristown, N.J. She cut .99 off...

March 10, 1986 | Edited by Gay Flood
FLO HYMAN'S LEGACY (CONT.)Sir:On Jan. 11, my 27-year-old husband, Rick, a marathon runner, died suddenly and, to my mind, inexplicably. One week later I met with the attending physician to discuss...